Politics
In Politics, The Advocate presents the latest news about the political world. From Supreme Court rulings to state and federal laws, The Advocate reports on how politics shapes the day-to-day realities faced by members of the gay community. Read about LGBT leaders like Barney Frank and Tammy Baldwin and their work to advance the causes of the LGBT rights movement in the United States and around the world. Find out about legislation related to same-sex marriage, adoption, and other issues in gay politics that will impact the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Americans.
Hundreds of Catholic Students Protest Gay Vice Principal's Dismissal

Hundreds Protest Gay Vice Principal's Dismissal

Hundreds of students from a Catholic school in Washington State staged a sit-in to protest the resignation of gay vice principal Mark Zmuda, who was asked to leave after his marriage to his partner.

N.M. County Officials Resign Over Marriage Equality

N.M. County Officials Resign Over Marriage Equality

The clerk of Roosevelt County and her chief deputy have declined to handle marriage licenses for gay couples.

WATCH: Step Inside Sochi's Gay Nightclub

WATCH: Step Inside Sochi's Gay Nightclub

A CNN news report shows that the patrons and owner of a gay-friendly bar in Sochi, Russia, and reveals that they do not support a boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Duck Dynasty May Be Over After Antigay Tirade
December 20 2013 1:19 PM ET

Duck Dynasty May Be Over After Antigay Tirade

Phil Robertson's Duck Dynasty castmembers threaten to derail the show if he can't return to filming.

Washington Marriage Equality Opponent Dies

Washington Marriage Equality Opponent Dies

Pro footballer turned minister Ken Hutcherson was one of Washington State's most fervent campaigners against marriage equality.

Putin's Top Priority: 'Equal Terms' for Olympic Athletes

Putin's Top Priority: 'Equal Terms' for Olympic Athletes

The Russian president says his nation is most concerned with producing a smooth-running Winter Olympics where all athletes are treated equally.

Pastor Defrocked for Performing Son's Same-Sex Marriage

Pastor Defrocked for Performing Son's Same-Sex Marriage

The United Methodist Church today officially removed Rev. Frank Schaefer from the ministry.

White House Downplays Political Significance of LGBT Olympic Delegates

White House Downplays Political Significance of LGBT Olympic Delegates

White House press secretary Jay Carney is denying that the choice of out athletes Billie Jean King and Caitlin Cahow to represent the U.S. during the Winter Olympics is part of a pro-LGBT agenda.

BREAKING: New Mexico Supreme Court Declares Statewide Marriage Equality

Marriage Equality in New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment

New Mexico becomes the 17th state to enact marriage equality, with a unanimous decision by the state's highest court.

Op-ed: Pope Francis Has Not Made Good on Transgender Rights

Op-ed: Pope Francis Hasn't Made Good on Trans Rights

The Advocate named Pope Francis its Person of the Year, but one contributing writer says the Catholic Church's record on transgender people is nothing to praise.

Op-ed: How I Figured Out My Own Gender by First Grade

Op-ed: How I Figured Out My Own Gender by First Grade

Writer Nico Lang grew up transgender. Sort of.

Gay Couple to Wed Atop 2014 Rose Parade Float

Gay Couples to Wed Atop 2014 Rose Parade Float 

A same-sex couple from Los Angeles will tie the knot atop the Healthcare Foundation float during the 125th Rose Parade.

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